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JONES International University

College of Computer Science

The mission of the College of Computer Science is to cultivate and inspire innovative, ethical, and globally-minded technology professionals. We achieve this by integrating cutting-edge, hands-on experiences with a rigorous academic curriculum tailored to the ever-evolving field of computer science.

As technology continues to shape and redefine industries across the globe, students can benefit from curricula designed and refined by leading professionals from tech companies, research institutions, and entrepreneurial ventures. The education we provide goes beyond coding and algorithms; it instills an understanding of how technology impacts society, and how ethical considerations must guide every decision in the field.

Small class sizes foster a collaborative and immersive learning environment, allowing students to grasp the complexities and real-world applications of computer science. Our distinguished faculty engages in one-on-one interactions with each student, nurturing critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and effective communication skills. Innovative ideas are not just taught but are transformed into tangible projects and research, fostering a deep understanding of the principles and practices that drive technological advancement.

Unique to our College of Computer Science, all senior computer science majors have the opportunity to participate in prestigious competitions such as the Technology Innovation Challenge. This competition simulates the real-world process of inventing a technological solution, developing a business plan, and presenting to industry experts and potential investors. Teams from our college have consistently performed exceptionally, with many reaching the final stages and receiving accolades.

The College of Computer Science at Jones International University is more than an educational institution; it’s a breeding ground for the next generation of tech leaders, researchers, and innovators. Our commitment to excellence, ethics, and global awareness prepares our graduates to not only excel in their careers but to contribute positively to the ever-changing technological landscape.



Madeline Coley, PhD –Professor & Director of College of computer science

Emily Therrise, MA – Instructor

Jay Elliott, MFA – Professor

Mary linda, PhD – Assistant Professor

Tommy Williamson, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department Chair

Austin Skinner, PhD – Associate Professor

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The College of Communications & Creative Arts at Jones International University fosters intellectual inquiry and nurtures creativity in the context of a Catholic, liberal arts education. We recognize that the artistic vocation and its life-long commitment to learning are crucial elements of a successful community.

Our programs are rooted in the tradition of welcoming and bringing together different disciplines, peoples and ways of celebrating the human experience. Our curriculum provides students with practical creative opportunities and theoretical concepts they will apply in the broader world, leading to a vibrant and responsible society.

Whether you choose to major in Dance, Visual Arts, all classes are taught by trained professional artists and visiting artists with many years of experience creating their own artwork. We feature a hands-on curriculum with a high degree of student-faculty interaction that provides students with a unique educational opportunity at a university recognized for its scholarly and creative excellence.



David Coley, PhD – Assistant Professor & Director of Theatre

Emily Coley, MA – Instructor & Technical Director

Sheryl Cozad, MFA – Assistant Professor

Madeline Rugh, PhD – Assistant Professor

Jessica Van Oort, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department Chair

Br. Damien Whalen, O.S.B., PhD – Associate Professor